Goals of the Week

European Goals of the Week, Oct 7: Witsel screamer and some Wolves breakaway brilliance

Plus Suarez is volleying again

 
8:00am on Tuesday 8th October 2019
By
Paul Macdonald

5. MONTPELLIER'S SWEEPING TEAM MOVE

Monaco's minor revival was well and truly ended by Montpellier, who defeated them 3-1 and it could have been a lot more. Their third goal in the second half summed up their performance, sweeping through the Monaco back line at pace. Florent Mollet neatly steps over the ball and heads out wide to receive a pass back from Gaetan Laborde and measures a sensational cross for Andy Delort, who lashes into the roof of the net.

Watch Delort's goal on YouTube

4. LUKA HERE

Modric has slipped out of the picture at Madrid since winning the Ballon d'Or but he is still a useful member of the squad and against Granada he collected a pass on the edge of the area and lashed it first time with immense power into the top corner of the net. Also a special mention for Gareth Bale's outrageous outside-of-the-boot assist for Karim Benzema top open the scoring.

Watch Luka Modric's goal on YouTube

3. ADAMA GOOD GOAL

Traore was outstanding both defensively and offensively in the sensational win over Man City at Etihad, but for the first breakaway goal he owes a debt of gratitude to the fleet-footed Raul Jimenez. The Mexican snaked his way forward and lured Nicolas Otamendi into diving in, slipping the ball sweetly through his legs before giving Traore all the time he needed to roll into the corner of the net. The type of goal you feel you'll be seeing a lot of this season, both in the execution and also in its ramifications.

2. SUAREZ MAKES VOLLEYS AN ARTFORM

The number of brilliant volleys of all kinds - from the conventional to the acrobatic - is almost a character trait of his playing style, and after lashing one in against Inter in midweek, he added another to his repertoire in the easy win over Sevilla. With the ball lofted in his direction and his back to goal, he through himself into the technique impeccably, finding the bottom corner. As simple as a tap-in for Suarez.

1. WITSEL DOES A SCHOLES

Paul Scholes made the edge of the penalty box volley from a corner a speciality of his but Witsel did a pretty good job of emulating him in the 2-2 draw with Freiburg. The corner is an outswinger meaning the Belgian has to backpedal quickly to get himself into position, but he does, and connects with the ball so sweetly that it's past the goalkeeper before he's even moved. A shame it wasn't a winner, as Dortmund stumbled again.

Watch Witsel's goal on YouTube

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Steven Bergwijn's mazy dribble and composed finish sent PSV on their way to victory against VVV.

Watch Bergwijn's goal on YouTube

Moses Simon's winning goal for Nantes owes everything to a spectacular piece of sprinting from Kader Bamba on the win to give him an easy header.

Watch Simon's goal on YouTube

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